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KeeHatch® Guardrail

Protect your team in and around rooftop hatches.

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Next level roof safety

Fully OHSA compliant, KeeHatch Access Guardrail has been specially designed to for safe egress and ingress through roof hatches. It also gives protection of the roof opening when the hatch is open. It’s suitable for all roof hatches and easily integrates with existing openings and ladderways.
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Why do you need KeeHatch Access Guardrail?

Secure Roof Access

Just a moment of distraction can turn an open roof access hatch into a hazard. It’s why OSHA requires roof access points to be protected by a standard railing and gate. KeeHatch® guardrail and roof hatch door protect your roof access points by surrounding the opening, mitigating the risk.

Safe Transitions

It might not seem it, but transitioning from a ladder through a roof hatch can be a hazardous process. KeeHatch® mitigates the risk of fall hazards by making the transition safer with a roof hatch railing and self-closing gate that also serves as a grab bar for entering and exiting.

Easy Installation

KeeHatch® requires no special tools or training to install it and you’ll receive step-by-step instructions too. The modular design makes it easy to make any adjustments on site, whilst the system easily integrates with existing openings and ladderways.

Key Features

OSHA Compliant

Meeting and exceeding OSHA requirements, KeeHatch® railing protects roof hatches with guardrail and a self-closing gate.

Fits all Hatches

With multiple sizes available, KeeHatch® integrates with all new or existing roof access hatches.

Aids Climber

The roof hatch railing protects the opening and becomes a grab rail for climbers, ensuring safer transitions.

Non-penetrating

The mounting brackets bolt directly to the hatch frame, saving your roof membrane from any damage.

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KeeHatch® Lite

KS KHA 2648

Light in weight. Heavy in features.

  • OSHA Compliant
  • Exceeds minimum strength requirements for railings
  • Lightweight, only 55 pounds for easy on-site handling
  • Aluminum, not plastic or FRP, will not break or deteriorate from UV.
  • Only a few components for 20-minute installation by one person.
  • Fastclip™ connection at the base makes installation quick & easy.
  • Exact fit for Bilco, Babcock Davis & Nystrom RailingReady® roof hatches, and all others.
  • Unique drop-in fitting for quick installation of top and mid-rails

KeeHatch® Styles

Keehatch RHSR SS Standard System

Standard System

Keehatch Forward Barrier

Forward Barrier

Keehatch Offset

Offset

Keehatch RHSR DL Double Leaf

Double Leaf

Keehatch RHSR FV Fire Vent

Fire Vent

Highest standards for rooftop safety

  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.23, 29 CFR 1910.27
  • Exceeds OSHA requirements for railings
  • Protects workers while hatch is open
  • Safety Gate option ensures safety around the entire opening
  • HSG-33 Health & Safety in Roof Work
  • HSE INDG 284 “Working on roofs”
  • BS 6399: Part 2 1995 Wind Code
  • AS 1657 : 2018
  • Wind loading in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.2

Frequently Asked Questions

    • How does the railing mount to the Hatch?
      The patented Kee Hatch brackets are designed to bolt to the drip-edge of the roof hatch. In most applications the Kee Hatch mounting bolts do not need to penetrate the curb of the hatch itself.
    • Why does the railing only cover 3 sides of the hatch?
      Kee Hatch is designed to protect all exposed sides of the opening to protect a user from falling in. When in the open position, the lid of the hatch meets the requirements for a leading edge barrier and does not require a guardrail.
    • If I have a “ladder up” bar do I still need a hatch railing?
      Simply put – yes. A ladder-up bar will not prevent a user from falling into the opening. In fact, we recommend removing ladder-up bars after installing KeeHatch as it they are difficult to safely operate while maintain 3-points of contact on the ladder. If ingress or egress is your concern we recommend requesting offset handles on your hatch to provide hand-holds for users climbing in and out of the hatch.
    • If I close the lid to my hatch do I still need to protect it with railing?
      When a hatch lid is closed, the lid is covering the hole and thus eliminates the hazard completely. However, in our decades of experience we find that most users do not close the lid while they are working on the roof for fear of getting locked on the roof. Even if you close the lid every time, it doesn’t mean that everyone accessing the roof does. Therefore, we recommend protecting all roof hatches using Kee Hatch railing.
    • How do I know which KeeHatch model I need?
      In the downloads section below is our model selection sheet – this will help you get the right measurements and select the correct hatch model. Alternatively, give us a call and one of our experts will quickly walk you through the required dimensions and get the right system ordered for you.
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